Posted on: 05-29-2008
The first case I made I used 3/16 plate glass and you're right, David, it is easier to keep clean but plate glass was $66.00 each for the front and back panels and $33.00 each for the sides. Not counting the top that's $198.00. Plexi-glass came to $37.00 per panel times 3 comes to roughly $111.00.
One other suggestion for the case if you want to put a mirror under the model ( which I think improves the look of the model tremendously ) be sure to make the width slightly larger than the standard mirror that Home Depot or Lowes or whatever stores you have, carries. That way you may be able to have someone cut the length to fit. The Ace hardware by me cut mine for nothing and the mirror cost about $10.00.
Pete ( Calicoe Unicorn )
"And I took the road less traveled by."